Adapted for radio by Jeff Young
BBC Radio 3: Sunday Play
Broadcast: Sunday 5th December 1999 @ 7:30 p.m.
A man decides to leave his rural hideaway but is drawn back by the voice of a pirate DJ to the Lifehouse, back to the music that once gave his life meaning.
Townshend's exploration of humanity, begun in 1971. has finally come to fruition - a dream road movie set in a world of info overload and techno-gluttony. It is the last day of the millennium and a disillusioned Ray decides to leave his rural hideaway in search of his missing daughter, Mary, leaving his wife, Sally, behind. Ray is drawn by the voice of a pirate DJ, Hacker, to the Lifehouse and back to the music that once gave his life meaning.
Director Kate Rowland
Ray: David Threlfall
Sally: Geraldine James
Mary: Kelly MacDonald
Hacker: Shaun Parks
Caretaker: Charles Dale
Rayboy: Phillip Dowling